My Favourite Body Shop Face Masks

If you know me you will already know how much I love the body shop mineral and ginger warming clay mask, seen as I have already done a blog post about it I’m not going into too much detail you can find the full review HERE. It’s brilliant, it really does cleanse my face thoroughly removing blackheads and whiteheads!

 

 

 

The next two masks I am going to talk about are literally both as good as each other however I like one A LITTLE more than the other!

The famous Himalayan charcoal purifying glow mask, 100% vegan, infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. this mask draws out impurities and refines the appearance of pores to reveal a healthy looking natural glow to the skin.

The mask is grey in colour and dries within 10 minutes, I apply this using a  flat foundation brush it does the job! The mask feels pretty strong and intense when on I love the tingling feeling, it means it is working! YAY! It has an earth-y smell to it, which is another thing I LOVE!

Once it has dried I remove it using warm water and rub my hands around in circular motions concentrating on any area where I have blackheads and huge pores, the mask forms into a granule texture when I am washing it off which is then used to exfoliate my skin!

Once removed and dried my skin feels SO smooth, fresh and cleanIt’ss amaaziiing!!My pores disappear leaving my skin looking flawless and supple! I use this on days where I am giving my skin a massive detox or its the end of the day and I’ve removed my makeup and my skin feels oily and groggy? If thats even a word!

 

The ginseng and ice clarifying polishing mask; as much as I love the Himalayan mask this one is definitely MY FAVOURITE!!

This mask is inspired by the Chinese tradition of using ginseng extract, rice and sesame seed oil. This exfoliating mask is used to make your skin brighter, even and supple!

The mask is white in colour and is lightweight, and easy to spread, this mask can be used 2 or 3 times a week, I honestly would use this every other day it feels so nice when it’s on, it feels light and creamy!

I apply this the same as I apply the Himalayan mask, it smells nice and once it has been removed my skin looks amazing, bright and fresh, it feels so so soft, I can never stop touching my face after using this!

I use this mask in the morning to prep my skin ready for the day, it in the evening when I feel like having a little pamper!

 

 

The masks both retail for £16 each however if you are following me on my BODY SHOP page @beautybyaneesa_skincare I have currently got an AMAZING offer on at the moment if you buy 2 face masks you receive a third on FOR FREEEEEEE!!!!! Please note this offer ends ) Wednesday 11.59pm!

 (If you do miss this offer then simply DM me and I can offer you the same discount JUST for reading my blog post!! AAAYYY!! haha, in all honesty, I just appreciate every single person who has supported me in any way shape or form from the very start till this day, so I feel like giving back in my pwn personal way is always nice, so be sure to DM me on instagram! Or email me! 😀 )

 

There are 5 superfood masks from the body shop I plan to buy them all LOL! Have any of you used any of the other masks? are they as good as the others?

Aneesaxox

 

*I have purchased both masks myself and reviews are all my opinions*

 

Warming Clay Mask-Review

I love trying new face masks and finding new products to add to my skin care collection. Recently I came across the Warming Mineral & Ginger Mask, now this is the first time I have used a warming clay mask and I was excited I had seen reviews and everyone seems to love this stuff so I was eager to see how it works for me!

So what is this mask for?

Well in the description it does state it is for any type of skin however, I do feel like it might be harsh for sensitive skin? my skin reacts to certain acid toners and this has a slight tingling sensation so for those with sensitive skin, maybe find a sample of the product first?

The warming clay mask claims this product

“cleanse your skin, purify any pores/blackheads and absorb excess oil”

So I use this in my evening skin care routine, I only use it once or twice a week. I squeeze the product out onto my flat foundation brush (Yas! I use this for my masks because I don’t use it to apply foundation and it’s easier and cleaner than using my hands) and apply to wet skin. The product is white in colour and the consistency is quite thick and I found it a little hard to apply to my face but once it starts to warm up which is like 3 seconds later, it’s so much more easier to spread.

So once on it takes seconds before it starts working and my whole face felt a nice warm sensation with a little tingling and it’s not the harsh tingling it’s the nice one !! haha like it feels like its working. I was it off with warm water and I can feel and see instant results! My face looks brighter and feels SO soft and clean and clear it’s amazing I haven’t ever seen results like this after a mask it’s so good! my blackheads have reduced MASSIVELY they’re barely visible, my nose feels so smooth and clear that is where my blackheads were, also I had white heads which have seemed to be disappearing, all the small under the skin bumps have also gone!! Even after a whole 2 days later I could still see and feel the results! I love this product so much I have already purchased back ups!

As this is a clay mask and has strong properties it is recommended as a weekly treatment.

I purchased this on offer for £7, HERE  it’s retailed at £10 from The Body Shop. I was not paid to do this review I genuinely LOVE this product 🙂

Thanks for reading my review Follow me on Instagram @beautybyaneesa_

 

My Favourite Workouts

Losing weight is not just eating right, we all know exercise is a crucial part and yes we can lose alot of weight by simply changing our diet however, it is important to work on your strength and muscles to maximise weight loss! So working out for me is literally the part I hate

The one thing I hate about working out is having a routine, like some days I am all over the place doing whatever I can remember to work on, that’s one reason why I like circuit training it’s easy to follow however I get bored of the same thing all the time and having to find and new routines on YouTube was becoming pretty annoying! I bought myself the Jillian Micheals: 30 Day Shred –  check it out! This is literally a game changer and with 3 different levels its brilliant to watch yourself go from one to three and seeing results within weeks I loved how she “works small muscles with big muscles for maximum results” . She really doesn’t mess around and if you do it right you will begin to see the difference, my arms starting toning up first then my legs I noticed my waist going smaller It was great and the best part of it all is ITS ONLY A 20 MINUTE WORKOUT!!! And, because its all circuit training you be shedding weight HOURS after the workout! I loved it!

 

However once I started to see my body change I noticed there are areas I want to work on more, and others not so much so  step aside Jillian and enter Alexa Jean, now these workouts are the easiest I have ever come across and BOY do they work! I literally started them this week and I kid you not I am seeing RESULTS! her but and ab workout is DEFINITELY worth a try, they’re intesne but she keeps it easy by doing less moves but longer circuits than Jillian! She has a range of guides from eating to working out. What I love most about Alexa is she just had a baby December 2016 and – YOU CAN NOT TELL – I had to insert a picture to show you guys, shes amazing and her workouts are incredible they’re so easy it makes me laugh, the results were so wuick and so good I want to do it more and more! BY THE WAY GUYS IT WASN’T ALL FUN AND GAMES I WAS SORE FOR 48 HRS !!! BUT, thats what the protein shakes there for! -If you want to know more about protein shakes let me know in the comments or DM me ! Oh and another thing I love about her workouts, you don’t need ANY equipment!

Butt & abs workout 

Butt & leg workout 

Post-Partum workout – For the new mummies (Take it easy guys don’t work out too hard, your bodies have not fully recovered yet!

Flat Stomach work out -Save them on your Instagram Thank me later 🙂

Full HIIT workout – Oooh I just found this while finding the above links, this ones going into my routine too!!

 

You do not have to go out your way and start buying everything that claims to help you lose weight or help you get fit! I refuse to give in and pay for things I KNOW I can get/do for free! (Okay other than the Jillian DVD I got that whilst shopping in Asda! So I class that as part of my weekly shop LOL, plus when I got it I had a DVD player, but now THE WORLDS online so why go out your way to buy things right? that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it, if you want to then by all means go ahead its WORTH EVERY PENNY ).

 

For my Jillian Micahels work out, I have subscribed to BeFit on Youtube they have all the levels! As for Alexa Jean, she sells digital ebooks on her site HERE but, I didn’t buy them they’re books and its so annoying trying to READ how to workout I never get it right I prefer watching someone do it so, THANK GOD for the new ‘save’ option on Instagram, So I went on to Alexa Jeans fitness page on Instagram found the few workouts I likes and saved them, so some days I use her workouts and some days I do jillians, it keeps things different and keeps me going!

 

Thank you for reading my post and if you have any questions .. Ask :), also I have linked everything you will need above in the post!

Aneesaxox

Superdrug Vitamin E – Review

So everyone and their mum is raving about the Superdrug vitamin E products and I gave into the hype to check out what all the fuss was about!

I got the Vitamin E eye cream, facial serum and the famous facial mist and as always I didn’t even bother checking what type of skin it is for! I really need to start paying attention rather than buying anything that everyone hypes about, especially when it comes to skin care products.

The first thing I got was the vitamin E eye cream, this is supposed to nourish and hydrate the under eyes. So far I have been using it in the morning and the evening and my under eyes have gone really soft which makes my makeup look smoother it also makes my eyes feel awake and not tired, so I am liking it for that reason however, it is so rich and thick you need the tiniest amount like so so small and if you use a little too much it feels thick, sticky and heavy.  I am still looking for the perfect eye cream!

The next thing and this is purely because everybody and their dog was raving about it, it’s the vitamin E facial mist! Now, this product and I have a love-hate relationship, I love the smell, and that’s about all that I love! The product seems great and someone with dry skin would LOVE it, is so hydrating, for me it’s a little TOO hydrating I am left looking like I drenched my face in oil! Also the nozzle? like why does it shoot straight at you? for that reason I always ended up spraying too much! So I resulted in spraying it onto a cotton pad and applying it to my face, avoiding my T-zone as that is where I get really oily and it does give my skin a healthy glow as long as I pat it in there’s no sticky-ness. I can’t use it every day but it’s great for the days my skin feels dry and dull.

The third thing I picked up was the vitamin E facial serum, this again like the mist this smells amazing, I love the smell of the products in this range. I applied the serum on after cleansing in the morning and evening and it instantly makes my skin feel AMAZINGLY smooth, I like this for days where I going to add extra moisture and it sinks straight into the skin without making it look sticky or leaving my skin looking oily, I use this on days where I am going to be using a lot of powder based products as my skin dries easily. I like it, I don’t love it because overall I don’t think it did anything amazing to my skin also when I applied too much I found I get small under the skin spots/bumps!

Over all the whole range is so cheap each product was under £5 and always on offer, I got them on offer too from Superdrug buy one, get one-half price, which makes them even cheaper, I think the products would be really good for people with dry skin, however the facial spray is also great to set makeup, or to give your face a natural glow! But I don’t see myself buying anything else from this range, it didn’t wow me.

Has anyone else tried anything from this range?

Aneesaxox

Starting Your Weight Loss Journey

Before I start this post I HAVE to say, I am not a professional and have no qualifications in managing weight this is all from my own experience! So please don’t try anything that seems 

 

So I have been trying to lose weight since I had my first child around 5 years ago, and I have tried and tested SO many things and some have worked, some took a few trials and some were a waste of time and money so I thought I would share some of my experiences with you guys seen as I have a some of you asking me questions and also because when I first started out I did not know where to look and wondered around online like a headless chicken buying anything that was appealing to my eyes and lusting over peoples before and after pictures dreaming of looking lean and having abs.

 

First things first and you will read this ever but the quicker you take it into consideration and take action the better it will be in the long run, hell it took me five years! THERE IS NO QUICK FIX, no pills, or drinks no nothing! It’s a long road and you HAVE to be dedicated, results will show, with consistency so don’t be disheartened when you don’t have a flat stomach after a week, it’s coming I promise, just keep going! Your mental state has a HUGE impact on your weight loss, when you feel like things are not working you go back to the poor diet, no motivation and then were back to square one!

What you eat

So once you are in right frame of mind things will go smoother and easier from here, when starting off losing weight DO NOT jump in fully making a meal plan cutting everything that’s unhealthy and planning to workout every single day and drinking 4 bottles of water-its unrealistic and chances of it actually lasting are ZERO! So you work on it bit by bit starting with the MAIN source FOOD.

Eating is the culprit and trying to change what you eat is a massive commitment and it doesn’t happen over night so you have to start small, make a list of all the things you eat and group them up, so carbs, proteins and the junk. Then slowly begin to cut things out not forever just have less of them and slowly you will stop wanting to eat whatever it is, another thing that works, is replacing it with something healthier I have stopped eating crisps and chocolate and exchanged them for granola bars or the Special K thins! That does not mean I don’t eat chocolate, I LOVE CHOCOLATE!! CHOCOLATE IS LIFE <3

If your working on LOSING weight then I would recommend adding food with protein and cutting out carbs, you could drink a protein shake (Bootea shake is THE BEST, it tastes JUST like milkshake!! Non of that thick weird taste)!

Keep Hydrated

Next, WATER! I can’t stress how important this is, water helps keep you hydrated and helps you digest your food also helps with weight loss but just as I said about the food, water is another thing you need to add slowly to your diet especially if your one of those people that drink no water at all, if you try drinking loads of water your going to end
up feeling bloated and your bodies water levels will change resulting in you just drinking water and its coming straight out, I don;t want to get into the technical terms but you know what I mean, I only ever drank water with my dinner so like a glass a day if that! So I started buying crates of water and drinking one bottle a day, then one and half then two and so on, at the moment I am drinking 3-4 bottles and I feel amazing!

 

Detox

Now that you have started making a change in your diet its time to start thinking about changing your body the next thing I would recommend is doing a detox, that can be a water detox or a teatox this will kickstart your actual weight loss by getting rid of the toxins in your body, I have reviewed the Bootea Weightloss bundle and as a starter I would highly recommend Bootea, I have tried a number of teatox’s and this one was my favourite that showed best results I have repurchased this a 4 times its brilliant, remember a TEATOX IS NOT A LONG TERM WEIGHTLOSS product it AIDS weight loss to kickstart your journey don’t expect to drop 3 dress sizes with tea alone however alone it still does amazing things (please be careful when doing a teatox if your not drinking the right amount of fluids it can have a negative effect on your body) Check out my review on Bootea HERE. Another cleanse I would recommend is the colon cleanse I have been doing this one recently and this is definitely my favourite cleanse/detox check out my post on the cleanse HERE.

Add vitamins to your diet to help give your self-energy, I am currently taking the Bootea vitamins, you could take any they’re so cheap from anywhere!

Exercise

Working out, this is the part everyone hates however, it really isn’t that bad, you could literally walk fo an hour a day, dance make your workout fun and suitable for you! The more you dread it the harder it will be, so try new things find someone who motivates you, follow them! My personal Favourite is Jillian Michaels her workouts WORK! As long as you keep up with them and don’t slack! I had the DVD of her 30 Day Shred however you can find it on youtube and follow from there, what I love about this workout is its only 20minutes of circuit training however she changes up the movements to work big muscles along with small muscles and adding in cardio which results in MAXIMUM fat burning even hours after the workout is complete! You can find the workouts HERE.

Build Muscle!! Most women feel if they build muscles they will end up looking ‘manly’ that is NOT the case unless you take some sort of steroids! Women do NOT have the testosterone to give them the whole ‘manly’ ‘bulky’ look! In fact training on your muscles helps burn MORE fat so work on muscles (this is another reason I like Jillian Michaels, she targets muscles!) – This is where the protein comes in and aids with muscle building!

 

Last thing and one of the most important is taking before and after pictures of yourself, this doesn’t mean you have to post them online or share them with anyone these are purely for yourself, I had been trying to lose weight for years and the weighing myself wasn’t enough- muscle weighs more than fat so you can’t necessarily tell how much you have lost however photos, well that’s just proof and you can SEE it and seeing it mentally makes you feel ALOT better about your weight loss journey I did NOT realise how much weight I had lost till I did a recent after picture, I was shocked and it motivated me to do more!! I feel so much better and confident in myself too!

Starting your weight loss journey has to be exciting and fun or it won’t work, you will get bored easily or give in to cravings. You have to go easy on yourself and remember is a lifestyle, not a part time fix. If you put the effort in you will see results, if you guys have any questions just let me know! Always more than happy to help!

I am still going through my journey and have a long way to go however the tips above have helped me LOADS hope they help and motivate anyone who needed it!

Aneesaxox

How My New Skincare Routine Changed My Skin

Everybody wants to look flawless right? And what do we do to try and achieve it? Buy a foundation costing £40 and then a primer for £20 then we realise we have really bad under eyes so we invest in concealers so almost around £50-£80 on trying to achieve flawless skin and while we’re at it we are destroying the skin more!! So recently I decided to spend more money on skin care to make my skin better which resulted in making any foundation look flawless!! See I believe you can make any product work but in their own way.

So I switched up EVERYTHING I used except my trusty St.Ives face scrub. So firstly I am so grateful for the ladies who introduced me to all these amazing products, my skin has transformed and I have never been so confident in my own skin!

Makeup Remover

So starting off with removing my makeup, if I am wearing makeup I use the Garnier Micellar cleansing water for my face and for my eye makeup I use the Nivea eye makeup cleanser, never in my life have I seen such an amazing product!

Cleanse

Next, I cleanse again or go straight to this step if I’m not wearing makeup. I am still switching up cleansers I am currently searching for the one! But till then I am liking the Pixi Cleanser this leaves my skin feeling REALLY smooth and looking bright, however I am still contemplating whether it’s a favourite, another thing I like about this cleanser is that I can use it as a mask, so I will apply it and leave it on for about 10 minutes then wash it off as normal. The next cleanser I have been using and actually really been liking this because it is a cleanser, toner and moisturiser and I picked it up for £1.75! It is the Avon Care 3 in 1 cleanser, this is priced at £3.50 but I got it on offer, and I am really liking it, it makes my skin look and feel fresh and bright and it doesn’t dry my skin which is the best thing ever I hate cleansers that dry my skin out!! Lastly the third cleanser I am using and I am not really liking it is the L’Oreal fine flower gel wash, I have done a mini review on this on my Instagram you can read that HERE.

Scrub

After Cleansing I scrub, I don’t always scrub I don’t want to dry my skin out but the only scrub I ever use and have used is the St.Ives scrub, I know a lot of people have said this scrub did not work for them, but I love it!

Mask

If I am going to use a mask it’s usually after scrubbing and depending on what products I have used already then I pick a mask it’s usually between the L’Oreal pure clay masks, the Detox one and Glow one are my favourite!

Moisturise

Eye:

For my eyes I use the Vitamin E Eye cream from the Superdrug range, so far I am like it makes my eye area feel smooth which makes applying makeup on easier, it also gives me a ‘wake up’ feeling.

Face:

Now it’s time to put all the moisture back into the skin and I have Oily combination skin so finding a moisturiser that’s moisturising enough and doesn’t make my skin more oily is pretty hard and annoying so I’m floating between moisturisers. I use to use the Nivea moisturiser for sensitive skin, I don’t have sensitive skin but I liked it because it was light, well I thought it was until it started to make my skin look greasy! So I got the Mac studio moisture fix, this is really lightweight I love this moisturiser however, £22 for a moisturiser is pretty expensive so I am looking for a cheaper alternative. The best thing that has happened since I changed my skin are routine is that my dry skin has gone less noticeable, the facial sprays I have been using have cleared my skin and kept it hydrated so my skin isn’t as dry as it used to be. My favourite facial spray I use every single day without a doubt is the

My favourite facial spray I use every single day without a doubt is the Mario Badescu Facial spray this spray is AMAZING I reviewed it in a previous post which you can find HERE. It has helped clear marks on my face and kept it hydrated I can’t talk about this spray enough! I love it! Some days When I feel like my skin is more on the oily side I don’t even bother using a cream I just pray this all over my face and neck, it’s really made my skin feel and look better!

I have also been liking the Vitamin E serum from the Superdrug range, I still haven’t decided whether I like it or not but what I do know is that it makes my skin feel so smooth! A lot of people have claimed the Vitamin E range has broke their skin out, I’m still not sure about it! The same range have a hydrating must which is another great product to hydrate your skin I have a love hate relationship with this it can make you look oily and feel sticky if you use too much, but when the right amount is used it can be so good! I am going to be doing a full review on some of the products I have in the Vitamin E range so look out for that!

Toner

Toners something I switch up between however I have found an amazing toner, I am loving it so far I only got it very recently but omg I love it! It is the La-Roche Posay Serozonic Spray, this toner is for oily skin which is perfect for me, it slightly tingles, but it’s a good tingle!

The Mario Badescu facial spray is another spray I use as a toner it is so versatile you can use it to set makeup hydrate and tone your face, you can even use it on your hair!! If you don’t already own it, you need it!

 

Body

Lastly the latest edition to my morning skin care routine is the Nip & Fab Tummy Fix, When I first saw this on the Superdrug website I was so curious and HAD to check it out, so far I haven’t seen results however I am hoping its one of those products that needs to be used over a long period of time before you can see results!#

 

I don’t use all these products daily I switch them up depending on the weather or how my skin is, and remember guys what works for me may not work for you and I have Oily/Combination skin, just thought I would add that in, incase anyone wanted to try the products out although I do believe some of these if not most are actually good for dry skin!

Thank you for reading my post, this was just my morning routine, would anyone like to see an evening skin care routine? Let me know in the comments below and follow me on Instagram @beautybyaneesa_ to keep up with what I am loving!

Aneesaxox

20 Blog Post Ideas

Bloggers block is one of the worst things ever! Okay, maybe that was slightly dramatic but honestly, it comes out of nowhere and leaves you feeling like your blog is slowly dying! This happened to me recently so I thought I would do a post on some blog ideas, hoping to get my brain moving at the same time, the best thing about blogging is there’s no WAY of blogging, how you should write, how you should put things, it’s all in your hands, you choose the idea, you get creative, you create YOUR masterpiece! This is honestly one of the reasons I love blogging, I can be me and write down my thoughts! Anyways getting off topic, so I’m obviously writing post ideas from my niche, you can change them make them your own etc.

  1. FavouritesEveryone loves a favourites post! What your loving can be interesting to those who are looking to buy or try the same thing out!!
  2. ReviewsThis is something I am forever looking for online, literally before I buy anything, I’m shuffling around the store trying to find some wifi, finding reviews!!
  3. How To’sThis can be about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING, bring out your creative side, share how you do things, make things, store things!
  4. TipsI have found so many amazing and VERY easy simple tricks online to make things 100 times easier for me!! I love finding new ways to do things, try things wear things and we ALL have ways we do things!
  5. OOTD/MOTDThese are one of my favourite blog posts, finding new outfits or even taking inspiration from other outfits and makeup, I love it!
  6. Blog TipsShare your tips on blogging, how you take pictures for your blog, how you started your blog, how you manage your blog.
  7. Current Trendsthis can be fashion or beauty – what’s in and whats new, people always want to know about the latest trends!
  8. Amazing finds under £20/£10/£5Everyone loves a good bargain, share what all the cheap things you have bought and fallen in love with!
  9.  Splurge or SaveThese posts are life savers, if you have ever bought something, paid stupid money for it and hated it, you will know! So how about sharing it with people?
  10. Skin care routine – This one is another one I love reading and finding new products to buy and try!
  11. Makeup RoutinesThe thing about makeup routines is they are never the same, they change and that is according to the style you’re going for, so share a simple makeup, or if you’re feeling brave a full glam with the false lashes and cut crease! Whatever you prefer, its all in your hands!
  12. Favourite appsThis is a fun one, share what your loving in the technology world!
  13. Travel Travelling is such a beautiful and momentous thing to do, share where you’ve been, what you recommend checking out, it’s a fun way to talk about what you got up to on your last trip, that doesn’t mean you have to travel to Hawaii, you could literally share places in your own city!
  14. RecipesRecipes are another favourite post of mine, I am forever finding simple and tasty recipes online! 
  15. DupesFound a dupe for an expensive product? SHARE IT! Everyone loves a cheaper alternative!
  16. GiveawaysHost a giveaway, people love free stuff!! This brings more followers to your blog!
  17. Create a listLike this post! ‘Top 10…’ or ‘5 Tips to..’
  18. Success/FailsPost about something you succeeded in or failed in! It’s fun and shares the REAL you to your readers!- Obviously, if it’s personal- it’s best to keep it to yourself, the web is full of trolls!
  19. FactsShare some facts about you? A company? Another blogger?
  20. Collections This can be makeup collections, watch collections, shoes collections heck it can be your socks collection, remember it’s YOUR blog you can share what you like!

 

I hope the list gives you some inspiration and remember if you are going through bloggers block, it is NOT the end of the world, literally sometimes you just need a break away from the laptop, phone, ipad or whatever it is you use to blog! Get up, go for a walk, eat drink! Refresh your mind !!!

If you liked this post and would like to see more posts like this let me know!!

Aneesaxox

How to lose pounds!

Yes, you read that right!! POUNDS!!!! If you know me then you will know I have tried every weight loss tip and trick in the book and gone from starving myself to eating like there’s no tomorrow!! When it comes to weight loss it is SO hard to keep up with, changing your eating habits and exercising and keeping away from junk and remembering to keep hydrated!

So I came across a video about an all natural drink that helps you lose pounds and obviously I was game! Mention the word weight loss and I’m game! So what is this amazing drink I am keeping you all in suspense about you ask? Well, it’s a drink made up of five ingredients that cleanse your body naturally! So non of extra bull you get from tablets and teas!

So in a little more detail, what is in the drink;

  • 1 tbsp of Organic Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp of Sea salt
  • 1tbsp Organic Ginger Juice
  • 1/3 of a cup Pure Apple Juice
  • 1/3 cup of cooled boiled water

How I use it

So first think in the morning I make this drink and drink it while I rush around making the kids breakfast, and leave around half an hour before I have my own, lets be honest it’s always an hour or so after! But, the recommended time is half an hour. I boil the water in the kettle, throw everything in a mug and mix it all up! – Super easy to make, sometimes if I accidently add too much salt I just add more apple juice to make it taste better!

How it works

So obviously the next question how is drinking this every morning going to work? This drink works as a colon cleanser, what is a colon cleanser you ask? its an ancient practice of cleansing out the large intestine. The cleanse is supposed to clean out the toxins and waste in the colon which results in enhancing the vitality of the body. The other benefits of the cleanse include; weight loss (YASS!), improve the immune system and improve mental outlook! which is pretty ace right?

How did I find it?

Well since I had my baby who is 9 months this week I have been trying to lose weight through exercise and healthy eating MOST importantly keeping it all natural rather than using quick fixes and tablets, they have all failed on me!! I discovered this cleanse a couple of weeks ago and the results are AMAZING I am seeing my body shape changing, I have dropped 7 pounds since I started drinking it!!!! It really does works and it feels amazing doing it in a healthy way, I’m no gym freak and I don’t work out as much as I would like to, I also do not have a strict diet however, I do try to maintain a healthy diet! I like to be honest and blunt with you guys so I got to add that as it is a COLON cleanse, it will make you go toilet, that does NOT mean you will get the shits, it just means its working and you will go for a number 2 :D!

Some things to take into consider before trying out this cleanse, firstly KEEP HYDRATED, water is your best friend it will not BLOAT you if you build up how much you drink slowly, I never used to drink water, so when I started drinking more I had a bottle a day, then a bottle and a half, then two bottles and so on, I am currently on 2 and half bottles! Next thing to help cleanse your colon you can add insoluble fibres to your diet such as cereals and whole grains and soluble fibres such as fruit, veg oatmeal and bran.

That’s all for now, I tried to keep this post short and include all the important info!!

If you do try this cleanse let me know how it goes!!

Aneesaxox

False Lash Superstar Mascara – Review

I saw a TV ad on these mascaras, the ‘Xfiber’ one and I was sold – Damn you TV, selling me shit all the time! I was convinced this mascara was going to give me HUGE lashes! I was feeling slightly guilty for not repurchasing my ALL TIME FAVOURITE mascara the Maybelline Lash Sensational, but I wanted to try something new,  So I went to Superdrug to pick one up and I totally forgot which mascara it was! There were two mascaras that looked the same with different colour packaging so I ended up getting the Superstar False Lash mascara (silver packaging).

False Lash Superstar Mascara

The superstar mascara has a double end, one side is a white primer that thickens and adds volume to prepare the lashes before the second coat. The other end has the actual mascara with fibre in it to lengthen the lashes.

      
So I have been using this since I got it and it definitely makes your lashes look longer I love the primer it really gives VOLUME to the lashes and the shape of the brush helps it get into the corner of my eye to grab each hair! The mascara applies nicely over the primer and makes your lashes look long and HUGE! The only thing I don’t like about this mascara is half way through the day the lashes don’t look as lifted as they did when you apply the mascara so by the end of the day they look straight :/ which is annoying so I mentioned how I did not like it all and some people recommended I go for the Xfiber one, the one I actually saw on TV -.-!

False Lash Superstar X Fiber Mascara

So the Superstar Xfiber mascara is similar to the other mascara however, the primer is black and does the exact same thing as the white one so it gives your lashes volume and a lift. The other side of this, well as you can tell by the name has Extra fibers compared to the other mascara, you can see them on the wand in the picture, with this mascara because it’s like adding two coats I apply the fiber part mainly at the ends of the lashes and they look amazing! This one is my favourite from the two, but I wouldn’t say its my favourite mascara it looks a little clumpy, that’s mainly because of the fibers, I still prefer the Maybelline Lash Sensational, it’s literally my most favourite mascara EVER!

I got both of these from Superdrug, they were both £10.99 but L’Oreal always have some sort of offer on and if they don’t then Superdrugs will have one on, I hardly ever buy anything that’s not on offer! Why pay full price when they will almost always be on offer right?

Rate these products out of 10: (Superstar) 5/10 (Xfiber) 7/10

Would I recommend these products?: (Superstar) No (Xfiber) Yes

Would I repurchase these products: No

Thank you for reading my review!! Any mascara recommendations?

Drop them in the comments below!!

Aneesa

Bootea – Does It Actually Work?

Hiii everybody! I am back with an update of the Bootea bundle I purchased about a month ago? I have finished my bundle, except for the Shake but I will talk about that later, so I finished the 14-day tea tox, the little Oats and most of the shake and results were pretty good but there are some things I want to talk about before we get to results!

So when purchasing the bundle (full post of the weight loss bundle Here) I talked about all the products and what was included in the bundle along with how each product was meant to be taken. Whilst using the products I did moderate exercise every day or sometimes I missed a day. You can;t expect anything to work if your not working out too, when I say workout I don’t mean I was going crazy I literally did light workouts using small hand weights I know if I worked out more I would of seen better results but I had to keep it light with it only being about 4 months since I had my baby. 

Whilst using the products I did moderate exercise every day or sometimes I missed a day. You can’t expect anything to work if your not working out, when I say workout I don’t mean I was going crazy I literally did light workouts using small hand weights I know if I worked out more I would of seen better results but I had to keep it light with it only being about 4 months since I had my baby. Also I was watching what I eat, and this is something everyone struggles with when trying to lose weight, so I recommend working on your eating habits before purchasing products like this because if you don’t change your eating habits then it’s pretty pointless, and again I wasn’t like living on rabbit food I actually really enjoyed the food I was having and mixed it up all the time, just concentrate on adding more protein and having less carbs, play about with it and see what you like its definitely worth looking into before starting any sort of weight loss because I believe healthy eating can’t happen over night it’s something you have to teach your body to do, so yeah and you don’t have to really cut anything, just have less of all the junk, like for me my biggest issue is chocolate, I didn’t deprive myself of it but I just had less of it, also I want to add the Bootea does help suppress cravings so that was another thing that helped.

Right, I realised I was going way off the topic there but these are a few thing you HAVE to note before hand and I wish I knew all that before as I have honestly spent a stupid amount of money on products that never worked because I wasn’t doing the right things!

So firstly I am going to talk about how each product worked for me;

Bootea Teatox (14-days)

So the tea tox is the most hyped product from Bootea, and I know exactly why it is amazing! I know many people who have tried it and complained it didn’t work and it kind of annoys me because they’re like ‘Oh it’s a waste of money I had it for two weeks nothing happened’, and firstly they didn’t move their backside! So how are you supposed to ‘lose‘ any weight? It’s not a mug of magic you have to assist it! Secondly, they didn;t even watch what they were eating ‘oh I tried to eat healthy’, seriously? If your not giving full dedication to the product, don’t bother buying it because you WILL be wasting your money!

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So my rant aside, you receive a morning tea to take ever morning before breakfast, or I had it with my breakfast sometimes because I was either in a rush or was heaving such a late breakfast! (Remember to allow yourself to bend the rules SOMETIMES because you will quickly and easily get bored). You also receive a night time tea, you take this every other night, and this is the one that helps with flushing your system. Warning: The night time tea has a laxative effect so bare that in mind when doing this tea tox because the morning after you take the night time tea you WILL need the toilet and that’s all I’m going to say! haha!

This tea really does help with detoxing your body naturally. The taste is what most people be worried about and I am a fan of herbal teas and I love all the earthy smells/tastes, so I was pleased with the morning tea it didn;t have a harsh earthy taste and smell pleasant although once it went cold I didn’t like the taste at all! The night tea, however, smelt disgusting! I don’t even know how to describe it however, once it is at the right temperature to drink I would just drink it as fast as possible becuase I didn’t like the taste!

I loved how this tea made my stomach feel flat in the mornings !! Best feeling ever, those who are on a weight loss journey will know what I mean 😀

I do want to mention that because these teas are flushing the system you HAVE to eat properly and not ‘starve’ yourself because you will end up flushing all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs and get ill, this happened to me when I did a tea tox a couple of years ago and I got very ill, so experience has taught me to keep up with your food! Obviously don’t over eat or eat unhealthy!

Bootea Vitamins

I took these as the instructions stated; two tablets once a day, these are good because you know your body is getting the right vitamins, like I was saying before, very important when you’re doing a teatox! The tablets were pretty large compared to the usual tablet (I’m thinking pain killers!)

I feel like these have helped my hair and skin, my skin has gone so clear and my hair feels amazing!!! I do think it helped my body too because I didn’t feel unwell throughout the two weeks, I didn’t take them every day because I honestly forgot! 

Bootea Little Oats

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These are so nice! I actually do not like oats with water they always end up tasting disgusting but, these were really nice. You only need one scoop which at first I thought will be less, but it really filled me up! I liked these the most from the whole bundle and you get exactly the right amount for 14 days. I had this almost every day but because I couldn;t have it every day because come on, we can’t have the same thing all the time! I just had a something different, but kept it healthy!

Bootea Shake

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The bootea shake, well firstly I just want to talk about the instructions, they say add one scoop to 400ml of water, I did try this and it tasted revolting! I literally could not drink more than a couple of sips, so I tried it with milk and it made a HUGE difference, it tasted like a chocolate milkshake, it was so nice it was hard to believe it was made of natural products! This can be taken 1-2 a day and it helps build muscle which then results to more fat burn, I loved taking this however I noticed taking it twice a day made me feel a little sick I think that was due to a high amount of protein in one day keeping in mind I was taking more protein with my food.

The cup that came with the bundle is great! It has a secure lid so no spills however, after washing it a couple of times the Bootea logo came off 🙁 which was sad! haha

I loved this and I have only just finished it today! as it has 30 servings, I will be purchasing this again. I do feel like it has helped my muscles grow! My arms are much more toned and I am seeing a seeing abs! Yaay!

So, the main point of this post, did I lose any weight? Yess!! Of course I did!!

I lost 7 pounds, which is half a stone in two weeks!! 

I was thrilled by my results, I was gutted that I didn’t work out as much as I wished I had because I know results would of been better HOWEVER, I am going to continue taking Bootea shake also I am thinking of doing a teatox every other month, I just think it’s a great way to cleanse your body, we all need it!

I would highly recommend these products to anyone on a weight loss journey but I would strongly advise taking the points I made into consideration before hand as it is such a shame seeing people wanting to lose weight, spending money on these products then not using them properly! I do think that the whole bundle is not necessary, however buying the bundle on sale as I did was definitely worth it, you can pick this up for £49.99 on the Bootea website here www.bootea.com

WOW! now this is probably the longest post I have ever wrote! Sorry about rambling on but I had to mention each thing! I don’t want to falsely review a product, it worked for me because I followed it properly please don’t buy it thinking it’s magically going to work because SADLY, it won’t!

Also, I would like to mention I was not paid or given this product to review, I purchased this myself and these are MY results and MY honest review.

Thank you for reading!

Aneesaxox